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Hollow out   /hˈɑloʊ aʊt/   Listen
Hollow out

Remove the interior of.  Synonyms: core out, hollow.

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"Hollow out" Quotes from Famous Books

... compost applied to the hills be very concentrated, it will be apt to produce stump foot; it will, therefore, be safest in such cases to hollow out the middle with the corner of the hoe, or draw the hoe through and fill in with earth, that the roots of the young plants may not come in direct contact with the compost as soon as they ...
— Cabbages and Cauliflowers: How to Grow Them • James John Howard Gregory

... their bodies round so as to force the points by lever power. They collect in masses in their runs and stand with mandibles extended, as if defying attack. The large ones stand thus at bay whilst the youngsters hollow out a run half an inch wide, and about an inch deep. They remained with us till late in the afternoon, and we put hot ashes on the defiant hordes. They retire to enjoy the fruits of their raid, and come out ...
— The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873 • David Livingstone

Words linked to "Hollow out" :   scollop, cavern, dig, rout, cave, scoop out, dig out, excavate, gouge, hole, empty, scallop, core, undermine, draw in, cavern out, suck in

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